Hall began recording in the mid-70s and successfully blended earthy blues with soaring soul. Any blues singer who takes as her billing the accolade, ‘Empress of the Blues’, has a lot to live up to and if Hall is no Bessie Smith then she is certainly worthy of a wider audience than has so far been hers although she has visited Europe where she attracted attention from fans and critics alike in Switzerland, where she sang at the Montreux Festival, Germany, the Netherlands and Italy. Songs in her repertoire include ‘Pump Up Your Love’, ‘Ball And Chain’, ‘I Got Everything I Need’, ‘One Drop Will Do You’, ‘Find You A Job’, ‘Use What You Got’ and ‘Big Long Slidin’ Thing’. In 2005 she appeared at the W.C. Handy Blues and Barbecue Festival. Hall is a friend and mentor to newcomers such as Shemekia Copeland. In addition to performing, Hall also visits schools in the south, talking about the culture of the blues and teaching blues singing.